22 terms

Musical Symbols, the Classical Period & Dynamics- 3rd Grade Study

STUDY
PLAY
Staff
5 lines and 4 spaces used to write music on. The home of the music notes.
Treble Clef
Also called G clef. It is used for voicing or playing notes above middle C
Double Bar Line
located at the end of music
Dynamics
Indicates how loud or soft the music should be performed
Piano
to sing or play soft
Mezzo Piano
to sing or play medium soft
Mezzo Forte
to sing or play medium loud
Forte
to sing or play loud
Crescendo
gradually get louder
Tempo
The speed of music
Classical Period
This period was known for having balance and order. It was from 1775-1825.
Ostinato
A short repeated pattern
Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass
Four different types of singing voices
Range
The lowest to highest pitch that can be sung or played.
Classical Period Composers
Two famous Classical period composers were Mozart and Beethoven.
Sixteenth Notes
Very quick notes. When you read them you say "ticka-ticka" or 1-e-&-a 2-e-&-a. They only get a 1/4 of a beat.
Crescendo
To gradually get louder when you sing or play
Quarter Note
Gets 1 beat in 4/4 time. Also called "ta"
Eighth Note
Gets 1/2 beat in 4/4 time. Also called "ti"
Two Eighth Notes
Gets 1 beat total in 4/4 time. Also called "ti-ti"
Half Note
Gets 2 beats total in 4/4 time. Also called "ta-aa"
Whole Note
Gets 4 beats total in 4/4 time. Also called "ta-aa-aa-aa"

Flickr Creative Commons Images

Some images used in this set are licensed under the Creative Commons through Flickr.com.
Click to see the original works with their full license.